I'm on scent overload!
First of all, I got my BPAL package today. I smelled all of them, but boy, they're really pungent in the vial. So today I started out by trying Tempest. I really like it! And the longer I have it on, the better it seems to smell. It's not really my kind of scent, but it completely reminds me of something my mother would wear (not in a bad way, just that it resembles a lot of the scents she wears), and I might have her try it, see if she likes it.
One thing, though: I got an extra six-pack of imps. Is this common? I mean, great and all, but if I got someone else's imps, I'll want to contact them and see to it that the original orderer gets her (his?) scents.
I also got an order from Etsy. Pegasussoaps
, to be exact. It's the first shop I've bought things from that didn't come pre-recommended, but man, I'm in love with some of the stuff I bought! My favorite thing about the shop is that you get to pick your own scent (from a loooong list) for a number of different products. My favorites of the ones I bought are the Watermelon and Butter Cream Shea Butter Lotions. Next time (because there will most DEFINITELY be a next time!) I think I'll try the sample sizes of Pumpkin Vanilla, Spearmint, Green Apple, Caramel and White Tea & Ginger. And buy some more of the Watermelon in full-size bottles to give away (and some to keep), because YUM!
I also tried some deodorants (also sample sizes), because why not? I can never find anything I really love in shops and if you get to pick your own scent, sign me up. Both scents I chose (cotton clean and violet) seem to be okay, but they don't wow me. I'll have to try again on those, I think. Maybe one of the essential oils, like grapefruit or lemon... Gingergrass?
GudonyaTOO also has a deodorant stick
where you can pick your own scent. Since I really liked their Whipped Clean Body Washes, I think I'll try the Spa Fusion (cooling greens, invigorating ginger and thirst-quenching melons), which sounds right up my alley.
In fandom news, I already miss having TV to watch, and I'm hoping the leaked pilots start arriving early this year because I'm not sure how long I'll last otherwise. I just saw the Fringe trailer and I'm simultaneously going "JOSHUA JACKSON" at the top of my [internal] voice and grumbling "@$!/%#!JJAbrams @$!/%#! ..." (It's become its own dirty word).